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■(TB) 'Crystal Beauty'

1935, Sass

'Crystal Beauty' (Jacob Sass, R. 1934) TB. Late midseason bloom. Color Class WW. Fragrant. Maple Road Garden(J. Sass) 1935, Maple Valley Iris Gardens (Whiting) 1935. Syn. Crystal White. Honorable Mention 1936

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Sass Memorial Iris Garden photo by Linda WilkiePhoto by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 25-07.Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 25-07.Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 25-07.
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From Maple Road Garden list for 1935: CRYSTAL BEAUTY (32-48) (J. Sass, 1935) — A large dowered self of pure white coloring on 40-inch well branched stalk. $10.00.
(1948) Crystal Beauty has a rather small though well-shaped blossom of pure white with a green flush at the end of its yellow beard. It has large rhizomes which multiply rapidly. [A Critical Evaluation of Older Iris, A.I.S. Bulletin 110:56/July 1948]
From Maple Valley Iris Garden catalog, 1937: CRYSTAL BEAUTY (J. Sass 1935) EM. 40 in. A pure sparkling crystal white that fills a long felt need. Its large, full, rounded flowers are borne on fine tall stems. It in perfectly hardy and very free blooming. Its vigorous growth and fast increase makes the price quite reasonable. It is a good companion for Pink Opal. H. M. 1936. $3.50.
Crystal Beauty: (J. Sass). Tall large flower rather close branched, pinkish white—beautiful. [Belsley, Ray J., Varietal Comments. Bulletin of the American Iris Society 74 (July 1939), 16.]

Culture

Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Sort
Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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Crystal_Beauty.jpgjpg Crystal_Beauty.jpg manage 121 K 21 Jul 2015 - 20:06 UnknownUser Sass Memorial Iris Garden photo by Linda Wilkie
IMG_7791.jpgjpg IMG_7791.jpg manage 307 K 21 Dec 2018 - 15:49 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 25-07.
IMG_7792.jpgjpg IMG_7792.jpg manage 402 K 21 Dec 2018 - 15:50 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 25-07.
IMG_7793.jpgjpg IMG_7793.jpg manage 293 K 21 Dec 2018 - 15:50 DavidPotembski Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 25-07.
crystalbeauty1.JPGJPG crystalbeauty1.JPG manage 115 K 11 Jun 2020 - 01:03 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
crystalbeauty2.JPGJPG crystalbeauty2.JPG manage 100 K 11 Jun 2020 - 01:04 TerryLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
Topic revision: r18 - 21 Jan 2024, Harloiris
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